Prince Harry arrives back in LA… Bobbi Althoff’s husband is filing for divorce… Taylor Swift’s backup plan… Britney Spears says she ‘made out’ with Ben Affleck… and Kim Kardashian’s romance with Odell Beckham Jr.Listen to “Showbiz – Feb 8, 2024” on Spreaker.
After a quick 24 hours to check on dear old dad, Prince Harry was back at the airport, heading home to California to be with Meghan and the kids. When King Charles called Harry on Monday to let him know about his cancer diagnosis, Harry caught the first British Airways flight to London. Harry was photographed arriving at his dad’s home, where they reportedly met for about 30 minutes. This is believed to be their first private, face-to-face conversation in 15 months! We don’t know if Harry’s stepmom Camilla was there, but we definitely know Prince William was not. We don’t know if Harry and William even spoke because Harry chose to stay in a hotel rather than spend the night with his brother or at any of the Royal residences.
Bobbi Althoff’s husband has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Cory Althoff is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their 3-year-old daughter Luca and 1-year-old daughter Isla. In case you forgot or are unfamiliar, Bobbi got SUPER famous when she interviewed Drake for her The Really Good Podcast. Apparently, Bobbi decided to skip her youngest daughter’s 1st birthday party so she could fly to Memphis for the interview. The two of them posted up in a hotel bed where, in typical Bobbi fashion, she was very deadpan and things got awkward. She also posted a Reel from one of Drake’s concerts acting like she was having a miserable time. This was a HUGE career boost for Bobbi, but then suddenly, she scrubbed the Drake interview from all platforms and the two of them unfollowed each other. Was this part of the bit? Then came the rumors that the two of them actually hooked up. Bobbi denied it by posting the DM exchange between her Dave Portnoy from Barstool Sports. Dave’s message to Bobbi was, “My girlfriend says you hooked up with Drake and got divorced. I am saying that is not true.” Bobbi responded, “I am not commenting publicly but off the record, you’re right that is not true.” She captioned it, “I did not want to do this podcast in the first place, and now so much negativity is coming from it.” But it’s interesting to note…In his divorce filing, Cory listed their date of separation as July 4, 2023. That’s the same month Drake was a guest on Bobbi’s podcast.
Taylor Swift announced her new album while accepting her first Grammy Sunday night. But what if she hadn’t won a Grammy? Of course Taylor had a backup plan! She told her audience in Tokyo last night that if she hadn’t won a Grammy, she was going to announce it during last night’s concert. Taylor said, “Luckily enough, that ended up happening… And now we can talk about it afterward, we can do like a debrief tonight.” Taylor also told the crowd she started working on The Tortured Poets Department pretty much the minute after she handed in Midnights. Taylor said, “I’ve been working on it for about two years. I kept working on it throughout the U.S. tour and when it was perfect — in my opinion when it’s good enough for you — I finished it and I am so, so excited that soon you’ll get to hear it. Soon we’ll get to experience that together.” Taylor has 3 more shows in Tokyo before she flies to Vegas for the Super Bowl. Then she’s off to begin the Australian leg of her Eras tour, which kicks off Friday the 16th.
| Taylor Swift on her plan to announce #THETORTUREDPOETSDEPARTMENT— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) February 7, 2024
“I had this plan in my head … if I'm lucky enough to get up there and win one thing tonight, I'm just gonna do it. I'm just gonna announce my new album. My backup plan was I was gonna do it tonight in Tokyo!” pic.twitter.com/shp0dXRafP
Kim Kardashian and Odell Beckham Jr. were first connected back in September. Odell had just broken up with his longtime girlfriend Lolo Wood and a source told Page Six that Kim and Odell were “hanging out casually,” mostly in groups of their mutual friends. A couple months later, the two of them were seen together at an awards show after party, but again, it seemed casual and there weren’t any obvious signs of a romance. But a source told Us Weekly that things are, in fact, getting serious between these two. Kim and Odell both attended Jay-Z’s pre-Grammys party in West Hollywood Friday night and TMZ says there were rumors that they had a “private moment” in the parking garage.
Odell Beckham Jr. and Kim Kardashian Are 'Still Hanging Out,' but They're in No Rush to Get 'Serious' (Exclusive) https://t.co/fGLadNEicS— People (@people) February 8, 2024
Britney Spears dropped this little bombshell in a since-deleted Instagram post. Britney posted a throwback picture of herself sandwiched between Ben Affleck and songwriter Diane Warren, captioning it, “Cool pic of me and Ben Affleck and Diane Warren years ago!!! He’s such an amazing actor. Did I fail to mention I made out with Ben that night … I honestly forgot … damn that’s crazy!!! Wish I could tell you guys the story that happened before that!!! Oh dear, I’m just being a gossip girl.” Were Ben’s kisses THAT forgettable?? Anyway, internet sleuths figured the photo was taken sometime in 1999, about 3 years before Ben started dating Jennifer Lopez the first time around. But this would’ve been around the time Britney started dating Justin Timberlake. In 1998, Britney was the opening act for *NSYNC, and at some point along the way, he asked her out. They both denied dating rumors for quite some time, but finally went public at the 2000 VMAs.
Britney Spears Says She Once ‘Made Out’ With Ben Affleck, But ‘I Honestly Forgot’ https://t.co/Ap4jRdjCxG— billboard (@billboard) February 7, 2024